Monday, June 12, 2017

June Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Thanks again to everyone who has played along so far - make sure and look for winners and a few featured players at the bottom of this post!

And here is my color inspiration for this month:

For this month's inspiration I chose a fashion piece that inspired me! As I often find myself doing, I not only pulled the color inspiration, but my design inspiration from this as well! I used mini distress inks in Mowed Grass, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, and Worn Lipstick and swiped them directly across a panel of watercolor paper, then blended with a waterbrush. Once that dried, I stamped over the top with some of the stripes from Scenery: Stripes in black. I added the large white "hi" die cut using In a Word: Hi Cutaway, and added the rest of my sentiment stamped on the bottom of that large die using The Big, the Bold, and the Happy and The Big, the Bold, and Friends. I mounted that with foam adhesive, then added a tiny little heart sticker to finish it off!

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! Every single project was lovely, but I thought I'd give a shout out to a few that especially caught my eye!

First up - this GORGEOUS card from Maryam - the lovely background, those gorgeous watercolored flowers, the pretty scallop border, and the sentiment and touch of sequins all add up to a perfect card! And the photography is beautiful as well - loving that background!

Next up - I love me some pretty pattern paper paired with a doily, and Greta nailed this combination perfectly! So gorgeous and perfect with the color combo as well!

And finally, this beauty by Preeti - you don't have to look far at all to see how the color combo inspired her - she got it perfect! Love that pretty watercolored background, the lovely flowers, and the tiny droplets as the perfect finish!


No. 15 | Maryam

Maryam made this lovely card for our May Color Combo Challenge.  Maryam, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "May Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.


New challenge will post on the second Monday of each Month, and will end on the Friday before the next challenge begins to allow time to pick a winner and some favorite entries to feature.

Now it's your turn to play along!
  1. Create a new project using the June Color Combo. 
  2. Use at least one (1) winnie & walter product.  This can include Cutaways (dies), Creative Screenings (stencils/masks), printable/digital items, cut files and/or stamp sets.  Remember we offer freebies in our shop.  Our freebies can be used to create your project(s) for this challenge.
  3. Link up your project below using the InLinkz Link-up by 11:55 p.m. CST on Friday, July 7, 2017.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This June Color Combo Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere. 
One randomly selected entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter. YAY!!! I can't wait to see your entries! 
Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

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  1. Oh, hooray....another color challenge!!! Such a fun inspiration photo and so beautifully made into a card. Heather, I love these vivid colors and the way you stamped onto the die-cut!! I need to hunt around and see if any of my stamps and dies will work that way!!

    Huge congratulations to Maryam as the lucky winner and a Top Pick! I love that softly stenciled background. Such a stunning card with the wonderful black matting and die-cut for contrast.

    Congratulations also to Greta...oh, my goodness, I am IN LOVE with that romantic doily and gorgeous patterned paper! (I do love Graphic 45 and this was the perfect piece to use from Secret Garden...a collection which I am closely hoarding!) Exquisite card!!

    And congratulations to Preeti, too! Her cards are always beautiful and I love the wonderful watercoloring that used all the shades of the color inspiration palette! I agree with Heather that the clear droplets were the perfect finish. So lovely!!

    Thank you for another color challenge. I just love this feature!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks a lot for your sweet comment :) I'm so glad you liked my card. I adored all your mothers day cards with the pretty G45 papers (which I myself quite ferociously hoard at the moment :p )

    2. Thanks for your lovely comment.. you're so sweet and kind..

  2. Thanks a ton for featuring my lil card :) all the other cards were so pretty and inspirational. Congrats ladies !! Another fun challenge :) love this color combo, very unique. Can't wait to try it.

  3. Thank you so much for noticing my card, Heather--means a lot to me! I am not a lover of yellow, but wow--I do love your inspiration & your card! Will certainly be entering your challenge, although not the "who can enter the most cards"--haha!

  4. Wow, Heather! I love your take on the photo - spot on! And more inspiration for me as to how to use my "Scenery Stripes" set.

  5. Hi Heather ~ Your card is simply YUM-MY! Perfect inspiration and love your take on it, especially adding the simple black stripes. Thanks for the inspiration! ~HUGS~

  6. Wow ! Your card is Awesome Heather ,loved the brights colors .Congrats to all the winners n featured crafters :)

  7. Oh my God.. I am truly speechless .. first ,I was amazed Heather with the new (inspiring) challenge . I loved the colours and who You made this amazing Cheerful card.. then I was so happy to figure out I am one of the top picked. Finally I was doing the happy dance for being a random winner. Thanks Heather , I really like and waiting every time for the new challenge . Thanks Shay for your support. I love all the top picked card they are as lovely as the cardmaker ladies ..💐💐😍

  8. GREAT take on your inspiration piece; thanx for the inspiration!


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